Blackboard Accessibility Interest Group

Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES) and Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Blackboard Accessibility Issues

This page contains the list of accessibility issues on Blackboard Academic Suite. To view the accessibility problems with Vista 4, go to WebCT Issue list.

Issue 9: Use of onChange event makes the interaction inaccessible

Issue Summary

Use of onChange event handler in creating new Assessment and other pages make the interaction inaccessible.
onChange event causes that the new selection is triggered authomatically and the page gets updated without user have control over it. Once the is updated and refreshed, screen reader redraws the view too and as the result screen reader cursor goes to top of the page and user looses control over the cursor.
Instead use regular Select element in conjunction with a button to trigger the selection.

Comments and Discussion

  • Status: Reported;
  • Last status change: 08/03/2007
  • Page affected: All
  • Disabilities affected: BL
  • Reported date: 08/04/2007
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